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Wadi Salih Inter-Agency Rapid Needs Assessment - 15 - 17 September 2019

Subject/Objective: 

• To assess the hazard of the flood in the areas.
• To conduct humanitarian needs of affected people by flood and fire.

Methodology: 

semi-structured interviews and focus group discussions with administrative authorities and traditional community leader and with affected population including women and men.
Direct observation was also used as assessment methodology. Then the team divided into sectors to gather information on their respective sectors. After gathering the information, the team used debriefing sessions to cross check information.
The findings are based on information collected during group discussions held with local authorities, community leaders, affected individuals including women and men, household visits and team observations.

Key findings: 

According to the community leaders’ and local authorities, the total size of households in Umkher is 2,21 HH, out of them 771 HH were affected by floods. The population are mixed of host community and displaced people. (source of information is local authorities).
• The main livelihood practices in the area are farming, animal husbandry and firewood collection
• Critical needs are reported in all sectors with WASH and health being the priorities. Sanitation needs to be addressed immediately to avert a major health crisis as the water still stagnant all over the areas and the rainy season continue. The water is enough in term of quantity but it does not meet the standard in term of quality no water chlorination campaign has been observed or reported. In addition, periodic biological test is not taking place.

Sample size: 
770
Assessment Report: 
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Publicly Available
Contact(s): 
Daphine Hunter
hunter1@un.org
Operations(s)/Webspace(s): 
Assessment Date(s): 
16 Sep 2019 to 17 Sep 2019

Level of Representation

District / Province / Locality / County
Status: 
Report completed
Unit(s) of Measurement: 
Households
Collection Method(s): 
Structured Interview
Focus group discussion
Observation
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Benposta nación de muchachos
Participating Organization(s): 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
United Nations Children's Fund
World Food Programme
Norwegian Church Aid
Save The Children
Danish Refugee Council
International Medical Corps
Location(s): 
Wadi Salih
Other location: 
Umkher town, Dolodio village